Professional Learning

Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy offers professional learning models to suit every school’s needs for their educators, students, and parent communities.

Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

Different options to suit your PL needs

Short and inspiring 2-hour after school workshops, open to teams of up to 8 educators from all sectors. Anita and Tim offer a range of practical, hands-on workshops using whole-class resources ready for use in the classroom the very next day.

Annual conferences and one-day leadership workshops, designed to inform, inspire and empower your team to create a whole-school approach and learn from some of the best mathematics educators and experts in Australia.

Anita and Tim help you design a tailored professional learning plan that supports your school’s target areas for improvement. Helping you develop a whole-school approach and translating the curriculum into effective classroom practice.

A blended model of PL consisting of online demo lessons, face-to-face team workshops, online reflection and all your printables in one place; Anita’s whole-school framework enables you to implement new learnings, and share with your peers.

Ready to step up your learning journey?

A whole-school approach to primary mathematics

With more than 25 years’ experience in Mathematics education K-12, in various roles and settings, Anita has learnt that taking a whole-school approach is the first step towards high-quality mathematics teaching and learning in Australian primary schools. Because of this, everything Anita does is aimed at helping schools develop a consistent whole-school approach. 

The Whole-School Approach Model

The Whole-School Approach Model represents a synthesis of elements drawn from research and teaching and leadership experience in Australian primary schools; all known to create an effective approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The authors, Tim Waugh and Anita Chin believe a whole-school approach to mathematics is the essential ingredient in transforming the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools.

The model brings together all the pieces of the puzzle required to achieve consistent and sustainable high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics. It contains two layers: the outer orange circle demonstrating the 9 elements of ‘Culture and Beliefs’ and the inner circle demonstrating 8 elements of the ‘Behaviours and Practices’ exhibited in classrooms as evidence of the school culture and beliefs.

Anita Chin’s whole-school primary mathematics journey

A whole-school approach to mathematics that empowers both teachers and leaders with the language, tools, strategies and pedagogical content knowledge required to deliver high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics within the classroom. Tailored to each school’s context, culture and needs, this journey combines hands-on learning with exploration of the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, staff training, parent education, face-to-face and online learning.

Not sure where your school is at on its learning journey, or where to start?

Planning your school’s primary mathematics PL journey

Are you a maths team leader, instructional leader, maths coach, curriculum coordinator, principal, consultant or director of teaching & learning?

Below is a simple four-step plan to help school leaders plan your school’s PL journey with Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy.

  1. Identify which courses best meet your school’s identified areas of improvement
  2. Consider which model of professional learning will best suit your needs and budget
  3. For in-school tailored consultancy, check our availability for the dates you have in mind
  4. Contact us to discuss a tailored professional learning plan by completing the contact form, indicating the most suitable time for us to phone you.

Tailored professional learning models

In order to make a lasting impact, professional learning needs to be delivered across a whole school in a planned and structured way. ​As your learning partner and change agent, we will work with you to design a one-year strategic learning plan that supports your school’s budget and target areas for improvement.

Your engagement with Anita starts with a conversation between one of our consultants and your relevant school leader, to:

  • Understand your school’s context and the learning journey that your educators have been on to date
  • Discuss your goals for the school, teachers and students
  • Determine the needs of both your educators and students
  • Identify the current challenges at your school
  • Discuss potential learning experiences and devise a personalised plan for your school

Large-scale regional projects

Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy also works on large-scale projects with Regional Consultants from both Catholic and Independent school sectors, collaborating to design and deliver professional learning to all schools within a division. Additionally we work in partnership with schools such as NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan schools.

​​​Contact us if you would like to see examples of strategic professional learning plans which our consultants have created for individual schools.

Ready to start transforming maths at your school?